When it comes to closing a real estate deal in Washington, DC, experience matters. The Kimberly and Daryl Team at Washington Fine Properties has that experience. Finding a buyer is just one step in getting your home sold. Getting the deal across the line takes another set of knowledge and skills. My sale included a nervous buyer, condominium document issues, and a short timeline. Kimberly and her team worked their magic with the buyer’s agent and title company to remove obstacles and get my sale closed as scheduled.
Mike and Celia Davis
We thought that finding a home with the features we wanted, in the heart of the city and at our price point, was going to be a difficult task made harder by the fact that we were searching remotely from hundreds of miles away. However, having worked with Kimberly in the past, we had the utmost confidence in the ability of her and her team to find us the perfect place. Somehow, these lofty expectations were even exceeded by the quality of their work. Kimberly and her operations manager Anthony were prompt, dedicated, and efficient. On short notices they arranged walkthroughs and made themselves available to talk. Their assessments of properties were honest and practical. Anthony would often Facetime call me, show me every nook and cranny of a home, point out any areas of concern, and discuss how our needs matched up with this particular unit. They also didn’t hesitate to act as true advocates when it came to addressing questions or concerns with sellers and listing agents. Kimberly and her team’s knowledge of the market and commitment to their clients made this an amazing experience. We could not be more pleased with the work done by them and are thrilled to start our next chapter in the perfect home.
We relied on Kimberley & Daryl team to buy our current home in Adams Morgan and sell our previous home in Georgetown. The two transactions were completed very smoothly and within a short period from each other, and all members of the team were incredibly professional and friendly. We have no hesitation in strongly recommending the Kimberley & Daryl team to anybody interested in buying or selling real estate property. They are truly the best!
We really enjoyed working with Kimberly for the purchase of our home; her understanding of the Georgetown market is unparalleled. We spoke with her about our needs, and she was able to identify a house for us in advance of it being put on the market. As a result we were able to submit an offer the day of the open house and ultimately be successful with our bid.
Greg and Bridget Nikodem
I can’t imagine trusting my search for a new home to anyone other than Kimberly and Daryl. Apart from their remarkable knowledge of the market, their efficiency, experience, and professionalism are unparalleled. Even after closing, their commitment to ensuring a smooth transition to my new home was remarkable. Kimberly and Daryl have my highest endorsement.
Kimberly and Daryl did a fantastic job selling my loft in what has to be one of the hardest markets for selling condos for years. They priced it perfectly and went to incredible lengths to market it over a number of months. They never waned in their efforts to sell it and held a number of open house to encourage interest. I was delighted and frankly quite surprised to get a full-price offer in this market given how rare it is at the moment to get that for condos, but they managed it! The closing was handled efficiently and went without a hitch. Both Kimberly and Daryl are a joy to work with — professional, dedicated, knowledgeable and total darlings on a personal level!
The flight back to London was booked, and we had precisely two weeks to find a new family home in DC. A tight schedule! Kimberly took on the challenge with humor, patience and fortitude, escorting us to a wide variety of properties, keeping the children amused, and helping us to sort out our preferences.
On our last day she said there was one more property we just “had to see.” She was right. This was the one. With hours to go before we left, she assembled all necessary documents, came round to our rented house late at night and we signed. Professionalism personified. Thanks, Kimberly!
I cannot express what a pleasure it was to work with Daryl Judy. Daryl was my agent for both a purchase and a sale. He approached both transactions with patience and determination in what proved to be a scary market. He consistently kept my wants and preferences in mind. I have recommended Daryl to several friends and will continue to do so. Daryl and Kimberly are truly an asset to the DC market and their clientele.
Daryl was fabulous. We were immediately impressed the moment he walked in our door and started talking about how he could market the house. Within two days he had the house photographed and the website running shortly thereafter. As if his witty sense of humor and good nature weren’t enough, we received a full asking price offer within four days of the house officially going on the market. Housing crisis?!? Not if you’re using Daryl and Kimberly. They are delightful.
Edmund and Elizabeth Sauer
Daryl and Kimberly make a great team and helped me consider every aspect of my move. Using their abundance of local knowledge, they helped me find the perfect neighborhood as well as my first apartment. At each stage of the process and even after closing, Daryl and Kimberly continued to check in with me about my move. Their personal attention made all the difference.
Working with you both was a pleasure. You are both so professional, in tune with the market and able to focus on what needs to be done to accomplish the at-times overwhelming goal of preparing a house for sale and then advertising and finding the right buyers. Throughout the whole experience you both advised and helped me with everything that needed to be done, and we all even had fun doing it! Your ability to handle all kinds of personalities and situations was remarkable. You always helped me not to be discouraged when the house wasn’t selling as quickly as we would have liked and you prevented us from making any rash decisions. I am so glad the project is over but will miss working with you both. Thank you again and all the very best in the future.
Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy did a fantastic job selling our home in February 2007. They sold our home in one day, which truly says it all. Not only did they sell it in one day they sold it during an ice storm during the brokers' open and a snow storm during the open house. It was literally the only two days that Washington, D.C., had snow in 2007. While I believe we had an exceptionally lovely home (of course we are biased), Kimberly and Daryl took the time to prepare our house so that it would "show"’ perfectly. They came over to our house prior to the photo shoot for the brochure and helped us to organize our furniture, bookshelves and closets. I was pregnant at the time, and they both physically helped me to move books from our bottom floor to our top floor. This was really an example of going above and beyond the call of duty for a broker. In addition, we had some extenuating circumstances with our relocation to Hong Kong and needed to rent our house back for five months. They professionally negotiated a deal with the new buyers that was exactly what we requested. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Kimberly and Daryl. In fact, our relocation to Hong Kong was canceled and we used them to help us rent an interim house and we will use them again to help us buy our new home.
I first chose Kimberly as my realtor because she kept at it finding me interesting properties to look at. She was informed, smart, low-key, personable and straightforward. I both bought and sold condos with her help and found her to be reliable and to have my best interest at heart; and she made the process efficient and stress-free. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Thanks for your excellent work in selling my Washington, DC, row house. A number of realtors I contacted prior to contracting with you swore that I would never get anywhere near my asking price, but you proved them wrong.
Your marketing strategy and assistance in getting my home ready for “sale” was invaluable. I got my asking price in no time. That made me awfully happy and allowed me to go on to my new home.
You are a great agent!!
We had a new baby on the way and wanted to find the perfect house right away. Kimberly Casey narrowed the multiple listing to our specifications on price and location for us to view by email. We loved the second house she showed us. With the competitive market, we were concerned about our offer being accepted. This is where our agent really excelled by “selling” our offer to the seller’s agent over other offers being made. She also provided valuable advice on how to handle counteroffers. Once the contract was ratified, Kimberly made the rest of the process effortless for my husband and me. I would highly recommend our agent to anyone who needs a very strong, smart and persistent agent who is easy to work with and who clearly loves her job of helping people find their dream homes.
By the time we met Daryl Judy and Kimberly Casey we had been looking for houses in the DC area for three years — two years casually and one in earnest. It had been a very frustrating experience to say the least, even after the market had slowed. When we finally found what we had been looking for, we were not alone; two others bid for the house in the first week the property hit the market (before the open house). How much should we bid? Do we need an escalation clause? Up to what amount? What contingencies? Through Daryl and Kimberly’s expert knowledge of the market we were able to put in the winning bid and bring our long quest for a home to a close. Looking back, we are convinced that had it not been for the guidance Daryl and Kimberly provided, there is a very good chance that we would have missed out on this opportunity and we would still be spending our weekends at endless open houses. On a personal level, Daryl and Kimberly are both a delight to work with. They were extremely helpful, responsive and highly professional. Even after we closed, Daryl and Kimberly continued to give us excellent recommendations for all sorts of contractors and related new homeowner advice. We would strongly recommend Daryl and Kimberly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DC area.
Paul and Kelly Zegger
In July 2011 our house sold after only two days on the market for well over the asking price due to a bidding war among four prospective buyers. We attribute this result to the successful marketing strategy devised by our listing agent, Daryl Judy, and his partner, Kimberley Casey, of Washington Fine Properties. We recommend this team and the company without reservation.
Daryl has a well-developed vision and refined aesthetic sense, and his guidance was invaluable to our rapid and successful home sale. As homeowners, we were blind to some of the drawbacks of our house, but Daryl offered extremely helpful suggestions to stage our home, including furniture arrangement, paint colors, and even improvements to the garden. He is tactful but persistent because he knows what can make a difference in attracting prospective buyers.
Daryl is a natural communicator and kept in close touch with us throughout the entire process from listing to closing. Since we were first-time sellers, we really appreciated his hands-on approach and almost daily e-mails and phone calls to guide us through each step. He answered all of our questions and provided essential advice during the bidding process so we could evaluate each of the multiple offers we received. In addition to his professional expertise as a realtor, Daryl’s patience, humor, and empathy really helped us get through the high-stakes emotional process of selling our home.
Bonita Brindley and Paul Mitchell
There is nothing scarier than having to sell a property from several states away! We walked into this situation with a high degree of apprehension, but thanks to Kimberly, it turned out to be a great experience. Kimberly gave us a comprehensive and realistic view of the market, communicated clearly and regularly with us throughout the entire process, and secured excellent selling prices for both condominiums. Kimberly always maintained a positive, professional attitude and a strong focus on customer service, and we wholeheartedly recommend her.
Jorge H. Cubillan
At first our expectations on sale price were rather tempered as we knew we had something special in our old Victorian, yet we weren’t quite sure how to put our best foot forward come the time of sale. We had just had our first child over the summer and our house had succumbed to a maze of clutter and bulky furniture. Kimberly and Daryl came to look at the house and immediately they put in place a strategy. They saw the potential and set forth maximizing it. It started with a de-cluttering, which helped to free up valuable space that we know is a premium in DC. They wanted the house to appear much lighter, as it showed somewhat dark. They recommended changing out the dark butcher block kitchen countertops with Carrera marble. Immediately the kitchen took on another level in keeping with a house worthy of being sold by WFP. They recommended removal of the bars at the bay window at the front. Honestly, the house took on a more regal look right away. I couldn’t help but wonder why we hadn’t done this earlier. The last piece of the puzzle was the staging that they helped to sell us on. The stager brought in more appropriately sized furniture and, most importantly, helped show potential buyers that the second room upstairs could, in fact, be a bedroom. After this, Kimberly and Daryl set forth in properly marketing and getting the word out on the house via all available outlets. The result was an open house that attracted close to 80 people. We couldn’t be happier with the results. The house was under contract in less than a week.
Walter & Kirsi Mendoza
Kimberly is attentive and solutions-driven. Her sense of urgency mirrors the pace of the housing market, but she won’t stress at the negotiation table. She’s a class act — I felt like I was her most important customer!
I am writing to commend Kimberly Casey’s success in finding the right Washington, DC, home for me in December 2009. Kimberly faced a special challenge in my case, since, with a relatively modest income and down payment capability, I was looking for a condominium in the expensive northwest district. Moreover, my job required me to live overseas for extended periods during which I had to be able to rent my home. I was skeptical that I would find an apartment that could meet these requirements while also being acceptable to me. And, in fact, I do not believe I would have found what I wanted without Kimberly’s assistance.
Kimberly took full measure of my needs and closely watched the Washington market, educating me on the advantages and disadvantages of different neighborhoods while also showing me by email examples of what was available. I was grateful that Kimberly did not waste my time showing me marginal properties. She knew exactly what I wanted, and she used her superb knowledge of the Washington real estate market to look in the right places. When Kimberly did show me properties, they were solid contenders that met all my formal requirements.
Kimberly guided me to a condominium that turned out to be perfect for me. It was architecturally distinguished, with the right combination of light and space. Kimberly assured me that its location in the Logan Circle area would make it easy to rent. She was right. When six months after the purchase it came time to rent the apartment, several highly qualified potential renters came forward, and I had no trouble signing a two-year lease. Most importantly, I love the neighborhood myself and wonder how I could have contemplated living anywhere else in Washington.
Apart from finding the right property, Kimberly did a great job guiding me through the various stages of the purchase. She surprised me by negotiating a final price ten percent below the asking price, which had already seemed quite reasonable for the location. When the inspector discovered minor cosmetic flaws in the flooring, Kimberly negotiated a further reduction.
I could add many details showing Kimberly’s expertise and dedication. Suffice it to say that Kimberly Casey deeply understands the Washington real estate market and puts that knowledge to work for her clients.
Lee R. Brown U.S. Department of State
I met Daryl Judy during an open house he was hosting in Georgetown, and when I mentioned the type of house I was looking for, he immediately showed me a listing of all transactions in the area for the past six months as well as current listings, which I found very helpful. He offered to show me houses that potentially met my needs and we met quite a few times looking at Georgetown homes, including new listings. After several months of less-than-fruitful searching, Daryl encouraged me to see a few of his listings in Kalorama and DuPont circle, and I reluctantly agreed, as I thought I still wanted to live in Georgetown. The home in DuPont was absolutely perfect other than the price, so we decided to keep looking, at least temporarily. When the sellers lowered their price, I received the first call and immediately put in an offer. At that time, Daryl had his very capable colleague, Kimberly Casey, represent me, as he was representing the sellers. Throughout the negotiation of the contract and the inspection they were both terrific, and we received all relevant information on comparables, so that we could judge how our offer stacked up against recent sales. Daryl was especially helpful immediately before the closing, when my insurance agent gave me an outrageous quote at the last minute, and put me in contact with his recommended agent to whom we have transferred all our insurance business. I would definitely recommend both Daryl and Kimberly (who work as a great team) to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in DC.
While the thought of putting our house on the market after 25 years was overwhelming, you made the whole process — from start to finish — a very rewarding experience. Starting with staging our home for its best presentation, to expert showings, to impressive open houses, we were wowed with the care and professional determination you provided us. All of your extensive marketing efforts paid off as well, with hundreds of potential buyers responding to your repeated advertising campaigns. And in the end you helped us select the best buyer and negotiate the best price for our home! Thank you so much for your support and expert care when we most needed it.
Carol Felix & Wayne Dickson
I worked with Kimberly on a very time-sensitive sale of our home in Washington, DC. Her ability to organize, market and process the transaction was tremendous. With little to no worry from my perspective, she produced a very favorable outcome. Her knowledge of the DC market is second to none.
Kimberly is the ultimate real estate expert in the Washington, DC, area. She is very strong at negotiating the best deal from the buyer side and seller side. She was able to sell my home well above the market list price. The very same house six years earlier was purchased in a frenzy market below list. Kimberly and her team are exceptional professionals. She knows how to make ordinary into extraordinary. She doesn’t just become your agent, she becomes your friend and your biggest advocate. I wholeheartedly endorse Kimberly Casey.
Kimberly is a true star. She has been amazing every time we dealt with her. She has a deep knowledge of the market, will not waste your time, and will always get the best possible deal.
Kimberly is someone who I’m happy to call our real estate agent and friend. We hired Kimberly to help us find our first home and we had a very positive experience working with her. She is extremely knowledgeable in real estate. She was able to tailor the home search specific to our needs and simplified the process for us. We were able to find our dream home within the first two weeks of working with her, and she guided us through the entire process through closing. She is very reliable and looks out for the best interests of her clients. We couldn’t be happier with our new home, and will definitely work with Kimberly again in the future for our real estate needs.
Kimberly is organized, responsive, diligent and professional. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Very determined and knowledgeable, and good company to boot.
Kimberly and Daryl did an amazing job selling our home in Chevy Chase — the whole process was great, and the house went with multiple offers the first weekend. They were very responsive to us and to potential buyers, they pay attention to all the details, they really know what they’re doing, and they gave us great advice. Selling a house is stressful, and it really helped that they were so easy to work with.
Bill and Colleen Minicozzi
Daryl Judy and his partner Kimberly Casey helped us sell our house very quickly. They came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Their thorough and careful preparation meant that potential buyers were both inspired by the information to visit the house and were not disappointed when they arrived. Their photographer was excellent, and the photographs presented the house as we saw it ... a beautiful historic residence. When an eager potential buyer required a quick turnaround, Daryl gave up his plans to make sure that we had the information we needed to make the deal. They even brought fabulous cookies to our Good-Bye House party! My husband and I have only great things to say about Daryl and Kimberly and recommend them highly.
Michael & Emily Eig
Kimberly moved from buying and selling high-tech companies to matching buyers with unusual properties, all to the great advantage of those buyers! She is very clever and capable.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly over the past several years to assist her in the visual merchandising of her impressive portfolio of real estate listings. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with her and appreciate her high level of professional savvy, market knowledge and real estate expertise. She consistently gets her listings sold quickly and for maximum dollar, like clockwork.
Kimberly is a very nice person who is easy to get along with. I found her to be very accommodating for all questions and business concerns. I will recommend her to anyone.
Kimberly is a consummate professional and outstanding communicator.
After months in the market, we hired Kimberly to sell our Georgetown home. She sold it in one day at the asking price! Her knowledge of the DC market is incomparable. As we desired, she took full control of the process to make sure it went as smoothly as possible. She is also a wonderful negotiator — you definitely want her on your side. Kimberly is highly regarded among her peers and clients thanks to her personable nature and keen focus on the deals. She always goes out of her way — after the deal was closed she made sure all the mail/utilities details were taken care of. It was a pleasure working with her!
Exceeded every expectation I had. Highly recommend Daryl and his team.
We have worked with Kimberly and Daryl on several real estate transactions where he has helped our family either buy or sell a home, and have been very impressed with his expertise, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. We will definitely work with them in the future.